After six years, Naomi Watts recently wed her sweetheart, Billy Crudup, in a secret ceremony. Although she’s kept the details private, seeing her beautiful engagement ring in all its glory on the Today Show in April was lovely. When asked about it, she remained coy and refrained from sharing any details.
Let’s take a look at their relationship, wedding, and Naomi’s beautiful bling.
Naomi Watts is a well-known British actress and producer recognized for films like The Ring and Mulholland Drive. Although she was born in the U.K., she grew up in Australia. Naomi boasts of net worth in the range of $30 million.
You may know Billy Crudup from his Big Fish, Public Enemies, Almost Famous, and Watchmen roles. He was born in Manhasset, New York, and boasts of net worth of $8 million.
From Buds to Forever
In 2017, Naomi and Billy played a couple in the psychological thriller Gypsy. Later that year, rumors started circulating about them dating as they were seen together in NYC. A source confirmed to People that they were now officially a couple.
When asked about his relationship with Naomi in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Billy clarified that he preferred to keep parts of his life private. “I try to make it a point of not commenting publicly one way or the other about my personal life. I don’t particularly see the advantage of people knowing too much about me if I’m constantly trying to trick them into thinking I’m someone else.”
In January 2020, at the Critics Choice Awards, Billy thanked Naomi, among others, in his acceptance speech for winning Best Supporting Actor for The Morning Show. In September 2020, during his Emmy award acceptance speech, Billy gave a shout-out to Naomi’s children. Besides those expressions of affection, there are no juicy deets about the ins and outs of this special couple’s relationship other than Naomi’s social media posts.
First Sighting and First Posting
After five years of dating rumors doing the rounds, the couple made their first appearance on the red carpet at the SAG Awards in February 2022. Billy was nominated for an award for his work on The Morning Show. And in July 2022, Naomi wished Billy a happy birthday in a post with a photo of them together in Paris.
Let’s Talk Wedding Things!
The hush-hush ceremony was held at a Manhattan courthouse, followed by a party with their friends. Watts shared a confirmation post captioned “Hitched!” to her Instagram account and posted photos to her Stories. Pictures of the couple in their wedding gear showed Naomi’s stunning lace dress by Oscar de la Renta. Her hair was in delicate, loose waves, her shoes pretty gold strappy heels by Gianvito Rossi, and for jewelry, she wore a pear diamond choker by Anita Ko. Her delicate bouquet was from a local deli, which added to her laid-back vibe. Billy donned a crisp white shirt under a classic navy blue suit without a tie.
Back to the Dazzling Ring Bling
Okay, okay. We know you’re dying to hear more details about Naomi’s engagement ring, especially if you’ve seen it. The information certainly won’t disappoint. Billy didn’t hesitate to spoil Naomi with a gorgeous $50k diamond engagement ring: a 2.5 carat marquise cut diamond on a pave band (which symbolizes the union of two souls). This piece is a show-stopper fit for a queen.
More on the Diamond’s Cut and Setting
Marquise cut diamonds are a bold, dazzling, and a romantic choice for engagement rings. Naomi’s beautiful stone sits on a solitaire setting. Solitaire rings tend to be more minimalist and refined, which makes the diamond the focal point. Many celebrities tend to have marquise-cut diamond engagement rings.
The oval diamond ring shape comes from the 18th century when King Louis XV had a diamond made to resemble the form of his mistress’s lips. The pave band, which features small diamonds following the band, complements the marquise cut stone, as it adds even more sparkle to the engagement ring.
Our Marquise Pieces
Estate Diamond Jewelry has a stunning selection of vintage and antique marquise pieces.
This platinum beauty has an elongated diamond in a bezel set with a 0.67-carat antique marquise cut diamond. It’s J color and has VS1 clarity. The ring sits low on your hand and boasts a halo of old European-cut diamonds. The under gallery has lovely handcrafted openwork. It measures 14.37mm x 9.43mm, including the halo.
This glorious pink diamond ring, handcrafted in white and yellow gold, is fit for royalty. It has a marquise cut GIA-certified diamond that’s 1.02 carat with VS2 clarity. A halo of dainty pink diamonds surrounds the main stone, accented by a double halo of round brilliants. The ring’s shoulders are divided into three, with a row of micro-pave round brilliant diamonds. Upon request, we’ll happily show you a GIA certificate and offer complimentary resizing.
The Elverson is an antique, handcrafted Art Deco engagement ring that doesn’t look like any other. Marquise-shaped bezels with single cuts flank its center stone. A halo of single-cut diamonds borders its geometric mounting. Again, we’ll happily show you a GIA certificate upon request and offer free resizing.
With a 0.37-carat light yellowish-green diamond surrounded by a triple halo of round brilliant cut diamonds mounted on 14k white gold, this marquise cut ring will take your breath away. The tapered shoulders feature more round brilliant cut diamonds, and the total weight of the white diamonds is 1.02 carats. The ring measurements, which include the triple halo, are 15.96mm x 11.40mm. We can resize the ring for free.
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